Zuma loses special plea bid to have prosecutor Downer removed

Former President Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to have lead prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer removed from his corruption trial.

2021-10-26 11:47:00 AM

Former President Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to have lead prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer removed from his corruption trial.

Former President Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to have lead prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer removed from his corruption trial.

ByTANIA BROUGHTONFormer President Jacob Zuma has arrived at the Pietermaritzburg high court to hear judgment on his application to have state prosecutor Billy Downer removed from his fraud and corruption trialImage:Sandile NdlovuFormer president Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to have lead prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer removed from his corruption trial.

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Pietermaritzburg high court judge Piet Koen said Zuma’s application — that Downer had no title to prosecute in the matter because he was biased — was incorrect in both law and fact.The matter is standing down for the representatives of the state, Zuma and his co-accused French arms company, to arrange dates for the trial.

The judge gave a 20-minute summary of his 187-page written judgment.There was a small gathering of people and a high police presence outside the Pietermaritzburg high court on Tuesday ahead of Zuma's big day in court.Zuma believed that if his application to remove Downer was successful, he should be acquitted and he would be a free man. headtopics.com

This comes after Zuma laid criminal charges against the prosecutor for allegedly leaking his medical records. Zuma filed the charges at the Pietermaritzburg police station last week.TimesLIVE Read more: Times LIVE »

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Next stop Bloemfontein, then Constitutional Hill. So fast🙈 Zuma will have a shower and blame white monopoly capital Zuma has the dumbest advocate. The have no intelligence. It’s embarrassing 😂😂. Is not end of the day, Aluta Continue Die Reg moet sy pad soms deur dorings ploeg maar geskied Surely AdvDali_Mpofu and MzwaneleManyi need to refund Jacob Zuma. How do you explain consistent wrong advice?

It's was expected especially with, this current crop of biased judiciary, Zuma will never have a fair trial. Jacob Zuma is a desperate man, Zuma must just grow some balls and stop clutching at straws!

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Zuma loses special plea bid to have prosecutor Downer removedFormer president Jacob Zuma has lost his bid to have lead prosecutor Advocate Billy Downer removed from his corruption trial.